FAQs

What is coaching?

True Course Coaching has synthesized the best from psychology, philosophy, spirituality, human growth and development, and adult learning, to benefit the individual in their personal life and career.

Why does coaching work?

Coaching works because of three unique features:

  • Synergy: Client and coach become a team, focusing on the client's goals and needs to accomplish more than the client would alone.
  • Structure: With a coach, a client takes more action, thinks bigger, and gets the job done, thanks to the accountability the coach provides.
  • Expertise: The coach knows how to help individuals discover their own answers, find clarity, develop as a "whole" person, make better decisions, set the best goals, and restructure their professional and personal lives for maximum productivity.

Who works with a coach?

High-potential, growth-oriented individuals, clergy, educators, entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition use a coach to fix, solve, create, or plan something, personally or professionally.

What is worked on?

Here is what the client and coach work on together:

  • Career planning and goal setting
  • Integrating personal and professional life for balance
  • Turning around a difficult situation
  • Achieving maximum work performance
  • Handling business or personal problems
  • Making key decisions and designing strategies
  • Prioritizing actions and projects

How does a coach do this?

Coaching is delivered during regular, weekly, or bi-weekly sessions by telephone or in person whichever is more convenient. Clients bring an agenda of items to the call or meeting. The coach serves as a facilitator for thought in helping the client solve problems and make the most of opportunities.

When they are taking on a large goal, we help them design the project and provide the support and structure needed to make sure it gets done. We bring out each client's best by asking challenging questions which yield clarity, occasionally offering advice, expecting a lot, helping them strategize and celebrating their wins.

A practice can be national, with clients in every area of the country, from big cities to small towns; clients can range from life coaching for individuals to coaching small business owners and CEOs; and coaching can focus on either business goals or personal goals.

True Course coaching focuses on life and career development.

What should I look for in a coach?

The right coach brings out your best, consistently. To do this, the coach you select should pass the following three tests:

(1) Does this coach have a track record of helping someone like me accomplish the goals I want?

(2) Do I feel good and motivated to act when with this coach?

(3) Will this coach keep up with me--and stay ahead of me--as I grow?

That's it. You can always check references and try out the coach for a month to see if he or she is really the right one for you.

I work well with three types of clients:

(1) members of the clergy who are smart, quick, and ready to do what it takes to reach blockbuster goals;

(2) individuals who are making substantial changes in their personal lives and careers and

(3) individuals who are working on an important project.

How would I get started?

If you feel that this type of relationship could work for you, call and let's talk. Coaching is not something we sell; it is something you buy because you want it.

Where do I start with a coach?

Most coaches begin with a special client meeting to get to know each other. The coach wants to hear about the client's goals, needs, and problems. The client wants to get comfortable with the coach.

During this meeting, both parties design a list of goals and a game plan to reach these goals and together they design the best way to work together as a team to accomplish the goals.

 

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